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A 630 horsepower V8...skateboard? [video]

V8-powered skateboard will debut at the V8 Supercars event in Sydney, Australia

Here's a video of, well, basically a V8 engine bolted to a large skateboard.

The 630 bhp (470 kW) V8 engine is attached to what looks like a snowboard on karting wheels in the video. It is called simply Tony Hawk's V8 skateboard. Watch and learn.

This is the work of Tony Hawk and this project will be shown at the upcoming V8 Supercars race in Sydney, Australia which takes place December 3rd to the 5th. Hawk is a professional skateboarder who has his own video game series.

It's also funny to see the test rider/driver Joel identified as the 'human crash test dummy' in the video and talking about how his wife isn't too crazy about the idea. Really?

Source: V8 Supercars Australia via Motorward

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Comments (14)

 mohaon mohaon
i'm with stiggyyy
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December 2, 2010 1:42 pm
 ClintonM3 ClintonM3
If they pull this off, then good for them. But I see it as a failed experiment. Those tiny wheels can't put down 630hp. Wide open, those tires will shread.
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December 1, 2010 11:48 am
 dodgeyaussie dodgeyaussie
I think what these comments prove is you lot take life far too seriously.
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December 1, 2010 6:22 am
 urbangti urbangti
Stupid awesome is what it is!
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November 30, 2010 9:41 pm
 B_M_Gearhead B_M_Gearhead
Do these people have too much money? I think not, they have too much awesome. Do they have a death wish? Did Buzz Aldrin, Christopher Columbus, or Johnny Knoxville have a death wish.... Maybe the last guy I don't know, but this just looks like fun. Also I don't think they had the idea of the feeling of skateboarding in mind when they came up with this plan. And by plan I mean: creating something that some people with think is cool, some will think is stupid, and not caring what anybody thinks one way or another.
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November 30, 2010 9:18 pm
 Prince_Ash Prince_Ash
i skateboard and longboard, and surfboard. and to be honest in my opinion this is the dumbest idea. this is what happens when ppl have too much money. ruins the feeling of actually skateboarding or longboarding. lame! :/
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November 30, 2010 9:10 pm
 BOOGIE_WOOGIE BOOGIE_WOOGIE
Someone has a death wish.
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November 30, 2010 8:59 pm
 Batista Batista
And what is the purpose of this ? Some people have too much money...
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November 30, 2010 8:36 pm